Using ExamVis to Provide Student Exam Feedback

Article Last Updated October 2021

This article describes how instructors can use the ExamVis external tool to provide students with feedback on their eClass exams. This tool, developed as a part of a TLEF project headed by Dr. Okan Bulut from the Faculty of Education, breaks exam questions into subject matter categories that provide students detailed information on their strengths and weaknesses as well as a range of summary statistics. For Fall 2021, with the tool transitioning to central support, it is being released as an open beta while we continue to address issues and gather feedback.

Please note: since the tool is in open beta, some quiz features do not yet function with ExamVis:

  • The Description type question is not compatible with the tool. If this type of question is required in a quiz, it/they can be added to a separate question bank category to prevent errors. This category would appear in the reports but not have any student scores associated.
  • Questions cannot be pulled randomly from categories into quizzes. If random order is required in a quiz, the shuffle feature can be used.
  • Images within quiz questions cannot be added as base-64 encoded data (which commonly occurs when question text including images is pasted from word docs). These will cause the ExamVis tool to throw an http 504 error when loading the tool in a course.

Dr. Bulut has prepared a full user guide for using the tool that contains instructions on adding the

Instructors encountering any issues should contact eClass support.


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